Fortnite Team Disqualified From FNCS Tournament Following Offensive Tweet

Category: Games, Date: 15/Mar/2021

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A team competing in the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) has been disqualified from the tournament after tagging and insulting the CEO of Epic Games, Donald Mustard, on Twitter.

Wrigley, a member of the 3-man team that is participating in the NA east segment of the tournament made a tweet where he wished death upon the CEO of Epic Games.

“Like literally fucking k!ll your$elf @DonaldMustard,” 16-year-old Fortnite player Wrigley wrote on Twitter. The player’s account has since been deleted.

The team was on the bottom of the table in the tournament but were guaranteed to earn some prize if they continued playing their games.

Dictate, Wrigley’s teammate, revealed that the team had been disqualified on Twitter in the form of an email sent by Epic. A total of $690,000 was on the line.

“We are writing to inform you of your team’s disqualification and removal from the Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS competition, effective immediately,” the email said. “Based on an internal investigation, a member of your team has violated Section 8.1.2 of the Official Rules, which reads as follows: Players must be respectful of other players, Event Administrators, spectators, and sponsors.”

Third teammate Userz said the following on Twitter. “I wish we could be able to have an opportunity for an emergency sub,” he wrote. “What Wrigley did was completely out of our control.”

Until now, the whole team is banned and part of the community supporting both Users and Dictate are asking Epic Games to allow them to play with an emergency substitute.